Lynn at the London marathon

Lynn running the Seville half marathon – she came first in her category

On Sunday 3 October Lynn Rees is running the London marathon to raise money for Community Lives Matter. Lynn is an accomplished athlete who was born and brought up in Ormskirk. She is delighted to be able to run to raise money for the work that Community Lives Matter does to invest in the lives of vulnerable people in our community. The money raised will enable us to give more support for elderly and lonely people, people with dementia and their carers, asylum seekers and refugees, and in particular, children who have fallen behind in their education through the pandemic.

There are so many ways you can help:

You can give towards the campaign – any amount is welcome and it all adds up! The easiest way is through our JustGiving page – scan the QR code or – though you can also send a cheque or even call round with cash if you prefer

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  • Ask friends, colleagues or neighbours for a small donation. (But if they want to give a big one, don’t turn it down!) And if possible, ask them to Gift Aid their donation as that adds 25% to their gift at no cost to them 🙂
  • You could also run your own JustGiving campaign if you wanted to! Contact us if you want help with that, or Just Do It!
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Thanks so much! We really appreciate all the support we get. Please do get in touch if you have any other questions or ideas 🙂

Many of the grants that we receive are for specific projects. Any other work we want to do has to be financed out of unallocated income – this is where a fundraise such as this helps so much. Money given can be used for projects where we have been unsuccessful in obtaining help from grants. Half of the money raised through this campaign will be earmarked for providing tutoring support for children whose education has been affected most by the pandemic.